[Homestead] pie for breakfast, was How to judge history, was Obama and religion
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Tue Apr 29 22:04:51 EDT 2008
I grew up in a west central Indiana OOGB community, and we always had
pie for breakfast. In fact, in the specific area where I grew up we
often finished breakfast with stack pie: sugar cream on the bottom,
slide on a cottage cheese or 'sour-cheese' pie, and top it with a fruit
pie of some sort. Slice down through the whole stack, and each guy gets
a 'stack piece'.
When I lived in coastal Virginia for 20 years, I think the only folks
who didn't think pie for breakfast was weird were those who grew up
somewhere else. I merrily warped my kids' brains with pie anyway.
Really didn't see much pie there anyway, could go to many carry-ins with
nary a pie....although when I lived in the VA mountains they made pie
there---only the Mennonites made a habit of eating it for breakfast
though, that I saw.
Here, in Maine, I find pie often eaten for breakfast among us ol'
timer-types, but the young folks and come-heres shudder at the thought
as they jump in their cars with a cup of sweetened coffee to start the
I just rendered about 50 pounds of fat off the neighbor's pig,
specifically for the lard, mostly for pie crusts. Yeah, I know, I'm
gonna die early....but happy.
Susan Jane, in Maine in the rain
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